Facebook suspends Trump until January 2023 following the decision of its advisory council. Facebook indefinitely blocks Trump’s account: “The risks are too great.”
Facebook announced this Friday that it is banning former United States President Donald Trump (2017-2021) for two years , after its advisory council asked the company last month to review the indefinite ban against the former president. The penalty period is counted from January 7.
Facebook Indefinitely Blocks Trump’s Account: “The Risks Are Too Great”
Trump’s profiles on Facebook and Instagram (owned by the company) have been closed since the assault on the Capitol on January 6 by thousands of supporters of the former president, some of them armed, and which left five dead.
The company has explained in an entry that, once the two years have elapsed, it will turn to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has decreased .
“We will assess external factors, including instances of violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly and other indicators of civil unrest. If we determine that a serious risk remains, we will extend the restriction for a specified period of time and continue to reassess until the danger has remitted “, has detailed in a ‘post’ collected by CNN .
The publication, written by Nick Clegg, the company’s vice president for global affairs and communication, also announced new rules for “the execution protocols that will be applied in exceptional cases like this.” The change comes after the company’s unprecedented move to suspend Trump indefinitely in January, and the way its independent oversight board criticized it for its “arbitrary nature.”
Politicians used to have freedom of action on Facebook because the company assumed that its posts were newsworthy and part of the public debate . For this reason, the company did not apply its usual standards to its publications. However, he will now stop taking the newsworthy nature of world leaders’ publications for granted, a source from the social network told CNN.
However, the company will not end its newsworthy exception entirely, as it will continue to use it; but, in another significant change, it will begin to explicitly reveal when it was used .